Contractors, Architects, Trades, Designers….
host Sean Lintow Sr.
Sean Lintow Sr is a third generation builder with over 20 years experience. He has worked on everything from houseboats to skyscrapers, production building to historic residential remodels. Seven years ago, after moving to Alabama, he started SLS Construction and focused exclusively on remodeling. Sean has a passion for not only figuring out how he can build and remodel better but helping others do so as well. As one who eschews the term “green”, Sean chooses to focus more on common sense practices that improve the building process… His blog is The HTRC: Homeowner’s and Trades Resource Center.
No matter what you are doing or working on, a well-functioning team of professionals working together on a project generally ensures success & improved client satisfaction. When everyone is on the same page, it can almost seem heavenly where everything just seems to flow. Sure, one might hit a few rough spots along the way but those can be quickly dealt with if there is good communication between team members. Unfortunately the opposite often seems to be the norm, leaving many asking “Why can’t we all just get along?”
This will be the topic of our Twitter discussion at kbtribechat next Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 2 to 3 pm eastern time lead by Sean Lintow Sr.
Guest post on Anna Manzo’s site – 7 steps to working in Harmony: http://bit.ly/Harmony7
Bottom of the page – Chris Wright’s Top 5 of Design Build with a twist – working with an interior designer
Guest Post on The Decor Girl – 5 Steps to Successful Remodeling Project: http://bit.ly/DG-5Steps
1. What is your general role in a project & do you insist on being the go-to person?
2. If you are the go-to person, how do you communicate this to the homeowner or other trades? What do you expect from them or consider major no-no’s – how about after the project, if any issues come up – should they call you or…
3. If you are not the go-to person, how do you handle the homeowner asking for advice or wanting changes? For example, what do you think about this color or should I open up…
4. Pet Peeves / Issues: We all have some (for example; either party going “I just don’t know what they were thinking” — Designers who design something that looks good but won’t meet code or last — Contractors that simply say that is good enough & instead of ripping down a stud to 3 ¼” that is specified so the tile will line up just right simply slap in a full size 2×4 — so what are they and how do you try to prevent the issue from coming up?
5. Photos & credit, so you have wrapped up a job & everything looks great – who can show off the photos, should credit be given to the designer, contractor, specialty tradesmen?
6. Any final tips on how to keep a project on track?